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4th June 2019
 
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Everglade Windows To Provide 2020 Vision At Trade Customer Conference

 

The Everglade Trade Customer Conference is back with a difference this year. The 2020 Vision conference will give installers a look into how to progress their business for the next decade with a series of insightful workshops.

The London fabricator is welcoming their conference back for its 13th consecutive year and has arranged an expert line-up to help installation companies future-proof their business.

 
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Garnalex Invests In 170 Tonne State-Of-The-Art Aluminium Extrusion Press

 

Garnalex (Garner Aluminium Extrusions Ltd), Roger Hartshorn’s new venture, has invested over £9 million so far in its new manufacturing facility in Nether Heague, Derbyshire. Roger is best known for founding, growing and selling two leading PVC-U systems companies, Eurocell and Liniar.

The company recently took delivery of a state-of-the-art aluminium extrusion press, weighing over 170 tonnes.

 
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More Than 3,000 Homeowners Really Rate Certass Installers

 

Certification body Certass says it has received outstanding feedback for members with its new online rating system. Since launching in November, there have been more than 3000 reviews, and the rate is increasing by the minute.

Designed to bring even more digital support to Certass members, the free ‘Rate Your Installer’ service provides consumers the chance to leave honest reviews about Certass members online.

 
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Mirror, Mirror [Permanently] On The wall

 

Bohle has launched its new high strength MS polymer mirror adhesive, Xtragrip® MS.

As a hybrid polymer adhesive, Xtragrip® MS offers exceptional performance featuring a fast curing, primerless fix - even on damp surfaces – combined with a high degree of workability.

Xtragrip® MS is neutral and free from silicone and isocyanate and it also stands out due to its superior curing speed of 2-3 mm/ 24 hours compared to traditional silicone products.

 
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Smart Home Integral Blind Technology Is A Hit At The FiT Show

 

An app that allows you to open and close your electronic integral blinds from your mobile phone or tablet proved a hit for Morley Glass & Glazing at this year’s FIT Show.

Ian Short, managing director at Morley Glass & Glazing said: “We had an amazing show with huge amounts of interest in our complete range of sealed units with integral blinds inside including manually operated, solar powered, sliding and fully electronic blinds.

 
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Biggest FiT Show Ever For Customade Group

 

FIT Show 2019 was the biggest ever for Customade Group, with the team picking up a record number of enquiries for the group’s extensive range of products and value-added services. Visitors had the opportunity to see innovative products, seminars and new developments from some of the UK’s best-known fenestration brands, including Atlas, Virtuoso Doors, REAL Aluminium and Polyframe.

Two brand new products – the super-slim Lantern 2.0 from Atlas and the Virtu-AL aluminium effect composite door in an aluminium frame from Virtuoso Doors – drew crowds to the stand.

 
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ODL, Composite Door Designs By Force 8

 

As we wind down from another FIT Show, Force 8 reflects on what was a successful exhibition. Although they did not have a dedicated stand at this year’s show, a selection of their new doors were on display thanks to ODL Europe. The team on the ODL stand reported a lot of interest in the new doors, two from the Decadence range, the Oslo and Arrow doors, plus the ever popular arched cottage door, and for the first time the new Tudor Smooth Stable door.

The Decadence Oslo was of particular interest for its two tone colour scheme, which is produced in-house at Force 8, but what stole the show was the new Tudor stable door.

 
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Strictly Dazzling Finials

 

Longstanding Ultraframe fabricator, Maitlands of Pershore, along with its customer Conservatory Village, has completed a large scale installation for a well-known celebrity known for his love of glitz and glamour – so much so that the conservatory was topped off with 3 bespoke glitter ball finials, featuring 20,000 Swarovski crystals. The stunning installation would be sure to score ‘a ten from Len’ and as its famous owner would say, it looks truly "Ah! May! Zing!"

 
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A Busy FIT Show For Balls2 Marketing

 

Strategy, PR and marketing agency for the glazing industry, Balls2 Marketing, says it received fantastic response to its FIT Show appearance.

The Balls2 Marketing team were on hand, manning the busy bar while talking to visitors about the full-service packages they offer, which includes copywriting, social media, graphic design and SEO.

“There was a lot of interest in our services. We also managed to catch up with old friends as well as make new ones.

 
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New AluK C70S Revealed At FiT – With Pre-Inserted Gaskets

 

AluK revealed details of its brand new 70mm window system at the FIT Show – complete with pre-inserted gaskets.

This is thought to be the first time that an aluminium window system has been available in the UK with the gaskets pre-inserted – a move which AluK told visitors to its stand could significantly reduce the time it takes customers to manufacture a window.

 
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Glass Build America 2019 - My Top Five Tips

 

Glass Build America will be in Atlanta from 17 to 19 September 2019. Phil Dewhurst Jr, Commercial Director at The Georgian Bar Company, has been to the show five times since 2014, in both Atlanta and Las Vegas. The Georgian Bar Company now has a thriving business in the US. Here, Phil gives his top five tips about using the shows as a focus to break into new markets.

 
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Epwin Window Systems Wins FIT Show Award For Most Successful Visitor Campaign
 

Epwin Window Systems’ FIT Show visitor campaign has won the award for the most successful at this year’s show. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems, said: “FIT is a big part of the industry’s calendar and it’s a great opportunity to build a powerful marketing campaign to draw visitors to our stand. It was great to see our efforts paying off at the show and we are delighted to win the award.”

 
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Haffner Murat Enjoys Most Successful FIT Show To Date
 

As exhibitors return from FIT, Dave Thomas, Managing Director of Haffner Murat, says: “It was our best show ever in terms of interest and orders taken.”

There was plenty to attract fabricators to the stand but the star of the show was the OPTI-Weld quad welding machine, which can be used for PVC-U, aluminium and wooden profiles. Dave says: “Fabricators could instantly see the benefits it brings. Not only can it be used as a conventional welder, it can also weld a square without the need for pre or post cleaning of the profile.”

 
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Shelforce Manager Flies Flag For Diversity At FIT Show 2019
 

Howard Trotter, Business Manager of Birmingham window and door manufacturer Shelforce, was among a stellar line-up of experts invited to speak at this year’s FIT Show.

The UK’s only dedicated exhibition for the window, door, flat glass and components industry featured more than 300 of the industry’s leading brands at the NEC Birmingham.

 
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Installers Switch On To Savings At The FIT Show 2019
 

ExtrudaSeal has said it received high levels of interest in its industry-leading range of gaskets and ancillaries at this year’s FIT Show.

Attending the event for the third time, the specialist manufacturer and supplier, said installers and fabricators were there to ‘do business’, recognizing the benefits that direct supply could deliver in improved performance and reduced costs.

 
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Anti-Finger Trap Door Fitted At Adullam Homes Housing Association
 

Jack Aluminium’s JD47 non-thermal commercial door has been used to replace a tired timber frame at the headquarters of Adullam Homes Housing Association in West Bromwich.

Aluminium Composite Solutions, from Bromsgrove, selected the JD47 door as part of a scheme of improvements at the Housing Association’s HQ. The JD47 door has been fitted with a continuous hinge, to achieve an even distribution of the load and improve operational performance.

 
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Avantis CEO, Mark Bromley, To Take Part In GM Fundraising’s From Russia With Hope
 

Mark Bromley, CEO at Avantis International, will be donning his lycra as part of GM Fundraising’s From Russia With Hope challenge.

Joined by 17 men from the glazing industry, Mark will be cycling through 10 countries in 12 days, totalling 2,730 miles with a massive 34,000 ft of climbing.

Mark says: “We’ll be crossing the finish line at Hope House Children’s Hospice – the reason why we’re all getting involved in this challenge.

 
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3% Growth In The Conservatory Glazed Extensions Market In 2018

The latest ‘Conservatory and Glazed Extensions Report 2018-2022’ from AMA Research highlights modest growth of the market increasing by 3% in 2018.

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ISO-CHEMIE In New Industry Partnership Launch

Foam sealant tape company ISO-CHEMIE has linked-up with other industry leaders in a new partnership that will provide a package of benefits for the fenestration sector.

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BJ Waller Brings Together The Timber Industry To Achieve PAS 24 Windows

Leading architectural ironmonger BJ Waller has teamed up with seven other companies to achieve PAS 24 timber windows, allowing joiners to achieve genuine certification for Document Q PAS 24 & BS6375 without any risk.

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Roseview Signs Up For Edgetech’s Dealership Scheme

One of Britain’s best-known fabricators has become the latest member of Edgetech’s long-standing Dealership programme.

Buckinghamshire-based Roseview is one of the leading manufacturers of authentic timber-alternative sash windows,

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Epwin Window Systems’ Tony Lloyd Tops The Net World Ranking For Golfers With Disability

Tony Lloyd, Customer Service Advisor at Epwin Window Systems, has just reached number one in the net World Ranking for Golfers with Disability. Tony said: “This is my biggest golfing achievement to date and it means I’ve been selected for the England Elite Disabled Golf Team for the next two seasons.

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Product News

Ultrasky Lantern Creates The Perfect Wedding Setting

Cardiff-based Ultraframe installer, Adenhart, has recently installed two Ultrasky Lanterns onto a stunning contemporary extension.

The extension which is over 10m wide was installed onto the luxury property to provide the perfect setting for a family wedding.

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Brochures

Epwin Window Systems Releases Stellar Marketing Material

Epwin Window Systems has just published the first marketing material to support Stellar, its new retail and light commercial aluminium system, which was launched at this year’s FIT Show. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems,

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On-Site

REHAU Profiles Bring A Modern Redesign To The Exchange

At the heart of Solihull sits The Exchange, formerly a telephone exchange the building was constructed in the early 1970s and has recently been transformed into a functional office space.

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P C Henderson’s Industrial Sliding Door Hardware Specified For Unique Boathouse Project In Devon

London based architectural practice, Wimshurst Pelleriti, has recently specified P C Henderson’s Straight Sliding 301 industrial door hardware for a unique Boathouse project on the River Yealm in Devon.

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FiT Show

Smart Ready® Takes Industry By Storm

Expectations for the Smart Ready® stand at FIT were exceptionally high following a stand-out teaser campaign and some bold claims in the lead up to the show. But Smart Ready®, Sac® Hardware and Hug® Technology,

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ODL Europe Celebrates A Successful FIT Showng

The team at ODL Europe have returned to their Liverpool headquarters celebrating a successful FIT Show. Nathan Barr, ODL Europe’s Managing Director, said: “It was great to be able to showcase a wide range of our market-leading products and demonstrate the value they can add.

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Doors FiT For A Beautiful Residence

The Residence Collection presented a beautiful stand at this years’ FIT Show with the usual panache from the brand with the launch of a number of engineered doors. On Tuesday night the stand was also graced by Jamie B and a waitress service with canapes and drinks, as the show rocked on until 8pm.

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Brisant’s Smart Connecting Lock, Connects With FiT Visitors

The new connected Ultion saw the Brisant team connect with lots of the industry at the FIT Show. Known for innovation they formed a partnership with Salto, integrating their Smart technology with their Sweet handle, along with Ultion, to create the ultimate smart locking solution.

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Pink Delights For Window Widgets At FiT

There was no missing the Window Widgets stand at the FIT Show, resplendent in pink, with corporate polo shirts to match for the company that exhibited with typical enthusiasm and creativity.

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Sealing Success For Hodgson At FiT

Hodgson Sealants had a hugely successful debut at the FIT Show, launching their next generation HY-SPEC 25 hybrid sealant for installers to great acclaim, along with presenting their proven heritage glazing systems.

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Real Aluminium Makes A Real Difference At FiT

Crowds gathered on the Customade Group stand at FIT Show 2019 to learn all about a revolutionary advance from industry pioneer REAL Aluminium that has cut aluminium quoting times down to as little as four minutes.

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